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EDSU110 Children in Action

Allows students, through practical involvement in creative play, games and sports, to investigate a range of physical activities and to critique the contribution researchers, theorists and practitioners have made to the movement culture.

This paper covers:

  • Creative play including:
    • Informal, formal and cultural games
    • Individual and group
    • Indoor and outdoor activities
    • With and without equipment
    • With and without rules
    • Competition vs co-operation
  • The socio-cultural influences on children's choices and activity patterns
  • Inclusiveness in physical activity
  • Critiquing play activities and games
  • Rules, tactical awareness and decision
  • The coaching process

Paper title Children in Action
Paper code EDSU110
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Second Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $813.45
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Restriction
EDUO 167, EDUO 266
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
Catherine Morrison, catherine.morrison@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Catherine Morrison (Dunedin)
Other staff: Alli McKenzie (Southland)
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.
Textbooks
A list of recommended texts is provided in the course outline for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this paper students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate and consider sustainable physical activity (play and games) for all children
  2. Critique children's play activities and games that are commonly used in early childhood, primary school and community settings
  3. Analyse the ways in which play and games challenge children's physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the rules, tactics and strategies in organised games and sport
  5. Investigate the different coaching styles and techniques and how they influence the child's physical activity experience.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Second Semester

Location
Invercargill
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Allows students, through practical involvement in creative play, games and sports, to investigate a range of physical activities and to critique the contribution researchers, theorists and practitioners have made to the movement culture.

This paper covers:

  • Creative play including:
    • Informal, formal and cultural games
    • Individual and group
    • Indoor and outdoor activities
    • With and without equipment
    • With and without rules
    • Competition vs co-operation
  • The socio-cultural influences on children's choices and activity patterns
  • Inclusiveness in physical activity
  • Critiquing play activities and games
  • Rules, tactical awareness and decision
  • The coaching process

Paper title Children in Action
Paper code EDSU110
Subject Education
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
EDUO 167, EDUO 266
Course outline
This paper covers:
  • Creative play including:
    • Informal, formal and cultural games
    • Individual and group
    • Indoor and outdoor activities
    • With and without equipment
    • With and without rules
    • Competition vs co-operation
  • The socio-cultural influences on children's choices and activity patterns
  • Inclusiveness in physical activity
  • Critiquing play activities and games
  • Rules, tactical awareness and decision
  • The coaching process
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
Catherine Morrison, catherine.morrison@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Catherine Morrison (Dunedin)
Other staff: Alli McKenzie (Southland)
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.
Textbooks
A list of recommended texts is provided in the course outline for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this paper students will be able to:
  1. Evaluate and consider sustainable physical activity (play and games) for all children
  2. Critique children's play activities and games that are commonly used in early childhood, primary school and community settings
  3. Analyse the ways in which play and games challenge children's physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the rules, tactics and strategies in organised games and sport
  5. Investigate the different coaching styles and techniques and how they influence the child's physical activity experience.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 15:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41